Elizabeth A. Martin, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, has been selected as a Hellman Fellow. Martin, who joined the faculty in 2014, researches the association between mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and emotional and social dysfunction. She employs a variety of techniques (e.g., self-reports, behavioral tasks, psychophysiology and neuroimaging) to explore the underlying mechanisms of how emotions and cognition affect certain behaviors, personality characteristics and symptoms of mental illness. Martin earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri.
In 2013, UCI received a gift of from the Hellman Family Foundation to establish the UC Irvine Hellman Fellows Program. The Hellman Fellows Program supports and encourages promising assistant faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their research.